BY: Yunusa Abdullahi
Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla has received a report on 2015 Hajj Pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia.
While submitting the report, The Adamawa state 2015 Amirul - Hajj Alhaji Nuhu Wakili said the report highlights some of the achievement and lapsis that needed to be sustain and address for the better Hajj performance in the future.
The Amirul -Hajj had informed Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla that 1,922 pilgrims and Nine officials performs 2015 Hajj from the state, announcing that Fourteen pilgrims lost their lives out of which Nine died at the stampage, Three died as normal death while Two were reportedly missing, noted that there were no major ailments recorded by the pilgrims at the Holy Land and commended the arrangement put in place by the Medical team as excellent and examplary.
The Amirul-Hajj stated that the committee has suggested a number of recommendations for government to consider in the report which includes :The role and functions of the Amirul -Hajj before and after the Hajj exercise.
The report recommended that government should review the Laws that established the state Muslim Pilgrims welfare board with a view of amending it so as to reposition the Board and provide the necessary political and Religious administrative and technical leadership and guidance.
The report also recommends that there should be proper coordination of press coverage of the whole Hajj exercise for record and future references adding that Three state owned media ( ABC Yola,ATV and APL) be involved during the pilgrimage at the Holy Land.
Alhaji Nuhu Wakili expressed gratitude to Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla for finding members of the committee worthy to serve as government delegation to Saudi Arabia for the 2015 Hajj exercise and also commended the entire state Pilgrims for their patience, perseverance, and Law abiding especially on their feeding at the Holy Land.
Members of the Hajj committee were
1. Alhaji Nuhu Wakili as Amirul -Hajj,
2. Alhaji AbdurRahman Abba Jimeta,
3. Grand Khadi Mohammed Mahmud
4. Alkali, Hon .Umaru Hamman Joda and 5. Dr Umaru Adamu as Secretary of the committee.
While responding Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla assured that his government will study the recommendations of the committee for proper implementation, and for successful future Hajj operation in the state
The Governor also appreciated the leadership of the delegation for a job well done and condoled the families of those who lost their lives while performing spiritual duties at the Holy Land.